I love making these ornaments. LOVE IT. They are wonderful for family, friends…and even clients. But when I put this idea together it was for my own use. I have been doing genealogy since 1993. I have met countless relatives and people I had no idea that I was related to. They graciously shared information,… Read More
When I was little we always looked forward to summer vacation. We played outside. We slept late. We enjoyed the freedom of just being able to enjoy life. We would pick flowers for my grandmother until the beautiful flowers that had bloomed were fading. Some would turn brown beneath the heat of the summer sun,… Read More
On Friday, July 22nd my daughter and I drove to Columbia to see Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness perform at the Blue Note. We arrived around noon, found parking and headed over to the venue to get in line. We were not the first ones there. Surprise! We were about 12th in line. My daughter… Read More
The summer heat continued to linger on Tuesday, July 19th at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre which was the night of the highly anticipated Weezer & Panic at the the Disco show featuring Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness. I purchased the fast lane ticket hoping that I would be able to get inside and find shade… Read More
On Monday night, July 18th, my daughter and I arrived to the Ready Room hours early to sit on the hot concrete and bake in the sun next to a brick building in order to get inside to see the band The Wombats. As we were waiting in line, the crowd swelled and the lines… Read More
When I heard that the Strumbellas were coming to St. Louis I was completely excited for their tour. And then I found out the price of the tickets (completely affordable!) and then the date (the day before my birthday!) and that the band Tidal Volume was opening band. The night of the show my daughter… Read More
I recently had a terrible experience at an art gallery. Just before Christmas I went into an art gallery looking to purchase an art piece for my aunt. I wanted to find her something cool and unique. Yes, I know one person at this gallery has an issue with me, but I was there as a consumer… Read More
When I am in an antique store there are always two things that I absolutely have to stop and look at and those are old cameras and old photographs. Recently, I became the proud new owner of vintage photo album. The condition of the book is not great. It’s falling apart. It really needed a… Read More
This week many news organizations and blogs wrote about the racial situation on the Mizzou campus. A friend posted one story in particular on her Facebook page and I noticed that the article was using one of my photographs. I did a quick search and discovered that several websites were using the image WITHOUT PERMISSION.… Read More
November 7 and 8, 2015 I will have 4 art pieces being displayed at the Dia de los Muertos Celebration hosted by the Hispanic Festival St. Louis at the Missouri History Museum. I received a sneak peek at what they have planned and it is amazing! Come out and check out the beautiful Dia de… Read More
I am currently reworking my blog and it will now be here. My old blog domain was purchased by a company that wants me to pay over 6 grand to purchase it from them. They also have a pop up that will put a virus on your computer. Sooo….don’t go there!
I saw this and thought it was brilliant. You should visit The Shoppe for more inspiration and humour!